Hunt Cellars’ newly remodeled tasting room and spacious decks are the place to visit on a tour of Paso Robles wine country. Not only does the winery feature award-winning wines, such as the 2014 Pinot Noir Imagination or the 2012 Red Bordeaux, it also offers visitors many other options. Visitors can try a Chardonnay, reserve Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Zinfandel, Malbec or even a Sauvignon Blanc port. “We offer a great selection of highly rated wines,” said owner, David Hunt.
Why Hunt Cellars Wines are Noteworthy
There are many reasons for Hunt Cellars’ success in winemaking. One of the reasons, according to Hunt, is the winery’s aging process. The wines are aged in a grand reserve style which is three years in the barrels and two years in the bottle before releasing. “The wines are elegant, and have longevity,” he said.
People visiting the tasting room can choose from the current releases, or participate in a barrel tasting. You also might find that there is music in the air, either from a live band or the white grand piano that is a focal point of the tasting room experience. Whether you decide to sit at the Cabernet bar, or sample your wine on the veranda, the warm and friendly staff will guide you with an educational wine tasting. With a purchase of wine from the list your tasting fee is free! You will find a trip to Hunt Cellars to be a one-of-a-kind experience.
The wines are made from fruit grown on Destiny Vineyards hilltop estate. With multiple terroirs, the estate is able to produce the fruit for the wide variety of wines produced at Hunt Cellars.
Hunt Cellars is located at 2875 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles. The tasting room is open 10:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Sunday. For more information, call (805) 237-1600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit Hunt Cellars website at www.huntcellars.com.
Hunt Cellars Award-Winning Wines
Over the years Hunt Cellars has received numerous first place awards for a variety of wines, including the Pinot Noir, Bordeaux and Zinfandel. In December of last year, the winery competed in the 2016 California Wines of the Year, a contest judged by Food & Beverage editor Jason Barlow, and a panel of experts. Yet again, Hunt Cellars received first place honors for:
California Pinot Noir of the Year:
Hunt Cellars 2014 Imagination - Santa Rita Hills
California Red Bordeaux of the Year:
Hunt Cellars 2012 Rhapsody in Red Blend- Destiny Vineyards, Paso Robles
California “Other” Red Wine of the Year:
Hunt Cellars 2012 Thriller Blend - Destiny Vineyards, Paso Robles
The 2012 Cabernet Cabovation Reserve, and the Hilltop Serenade Syrah and Port were both awarded first-runner-up in their categories.
In 2015, Hunt Cellars wines won in five categories:
Best California Cabernet: Hunt Cellars 2011 Cabovation
Best California Bordeaux Blend: Hunt Cellars 2011 Red Velvet
Best Zinfandel: Hunt Cellars 2011 Outlaw Ridge Zinfandel
Best Other Red Blend: Hunt Cellars 2011 Maestro - A Super Tuscan Blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot & Cab Franc
Best Dessert/Port: Hunt Cellars 2000 Zinfandel Zinful Delight,
a 15 Year Tawny